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Old 11-27-2017, 07:17 PM   #1
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Since starting this month and until at least January(west) or maybe as late of April(Div 1)...we all become keyboard jockeys to some extent. Therefore, I throw this out for comments:

If you do not(perhaps never) bracket race your Stk/SS/SG/SC car....why not? Is it one or a combo of the following:

1. Payout vs entry fee, lack of contingencies
2. Wear and tear on high RPM state of art motors
3. Expensive and short life radial tires
4. Quality of competition
5. Work commitment resulting in reduced opportunities
6. You consider it the "minor leagues"
7. Other

Not trying to start anything or rattle anybody's cage....just curious....

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Old 11-27-2017, 07:32 PM   #2
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#2 is my main reason. I choose to keep mine fresh for class racing events. I built my car to run super stock.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:07 PM   #3
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I agree #2. I love to bracket race but it's not what I built the cars I have now for.
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Old 11-27-2017, 08:29 PM   #4
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#7- Nothing against bracket racing. Having been brought up around sports with lots of rules/regs, I liked the challenge of selecting and building a specific car within the context of rules/regs, make it competitive,hopefully without breaking the bank. There has been plenty of sanctioned races to go to between NHRA and IHRA even with the demise of local tracks running stock and super stock as regular programs(ancient history). However, with the rules as they are today, and the demise of IHRA, looks like it is better to build a bracket car. Easier / cheaper to build and maintain, can compete at any local track most weekends, no concerns about getting HP or losing a heads up race cause you are just not fast enough, no worries about tired motors, etc. All around cheaper racing, although lower purses.I bet NHRA won't be to far behind getting rid of stock and super stock, replacing it with some type of 'stock appearing' bracket class or classes, say 0.00-10.99 and 11.00 and slower with rear tire limit, current body and chassis mod limits, and safety requirements.
They would probably keep 'factory stock' - if you want to call it that.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:15 PM   #5
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#2 cost of 30,000 dollar super gas motors with big camshafts.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:20 PM   #6
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#7-I bet NHRA won't be to far behind getting rid of stock and super stock, replacing it with some type of 'stock appearing' bracket class or classes, say 0.00-10.99 and 11.00 and slower with rear tire limit, current body and chassis mod limits, and safety requirements.
They would probably keep 'factory stock' - if you want to call it that.
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NHRA is already on the bracket racing course, Stock is no longer "Stock" as it used to be. If you were missing your auto choke link on your carb you were out, now any carb that meets the measurements. The cars now are nothing but bracket cars (fuel cells, racing seats, removable steering wheels) made to look like the way that they came from the factory with the somewhat correct engine. Times are changing and so are the cars, NHRA is looking to increase their bottom line. No looking at cars, short cut in tech and tear downs are basically non existent, cut manpower.

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Old 11-27-2017, 10:43 PM   #7
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I manage to do a couple bracket races at my local track during the season. Nice change of pace. I would do more if I had the time.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:28 PM   #8
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#8 Poor track prep
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:40 PM   #9
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#7 I just thought this time of year was down time for people back east to do maintenance and freshen up. Being out here we can run year round.
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:29 AM   #10
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I believe Stock and Super Stock is bracket racing with rules. You can change your dial in every round. I don't think you should be able to change your dial in. When I raced Super Stock back in the early 70's you ran off of National Records and most National events you had to win class and pass tech to race on Sunday.
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